Dr Kate Watson
Dr Kate Watson received her PhD in English Literature (2010) at Cardiff University. Her research and teaching interests arecrime fiction, nineteenth-century literature, women’s writing, children’s literature, Australian literature and comparative literary studies. She is also interested in digital storytelling/digital humanities and other forms of cultural iconography and inscription such as tattoos.
Her book publications include Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860-1880: Fourteen American, British and Australian Authors (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2012) and A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism: Crime and Detective Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015).
Her most recent peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles include:
- ‘Family Discord: Challenging the Choreography of Crime Fiction in P.D. James’s An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.’ EJES: The European Journal of English Studies Special Edition: 14.2: Crime Narratives: Crossing Cultures and Disciplines (2010) eds. Heather Worthington and Maurizio Ascari.Also available and republished (2014) in Taylor & Francis, Crime Fiction: A Free Online Collection.
- ‘The Hounds of Fortune: Dog Detection in the Nineteenth Century.’ (Clues: A Journal of Detection, 29.1 (2011))
- ‘Engendering Violence: Textual and Sexual Torture in Val McDermid’s The Mermaids Singing‘, in Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and ‘Deviance’, ed. Christiana Gregoriou (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012)
- ‘Ngaio Marsh’, in 100 British Crime Writers, ed. Esme Miskimmin (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013)
- ‘The Crime Thriller’, in Critical Insights: The American Thriller, ed. Gary Hoppenstand (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014)
- ‘The Imprint in Print: Tattoos, Women, and Crime Narratives’, in New Perspectives on Detective Fiction: Mystery, Magnified eds. Casey Cothran and Mercy Cannon (Oxford and New York: Routledge. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series. Forthcoming 2015)
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